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Balderston Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-299
Overview The collection contains correspondence of the family of C. Canby Balderston, a prominent Quaker and businessman. He served with the Friends Relief Service and the Relief Commission for Belgium during WWI and both of his sons, Frederick Emery Balderston and Robert W. Balderston, were COs in WWII, working as ambulance drivers. Frederick E. Balderston (1923-2007) married Judith Braude (1926-1993) in 1949. A significant part of the collection consists of her childhood and college...
Dates: 1853-1949

Esther A. and Lloyd Balderston papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1185
Overview

Materials documenting the life of Esther Balderston Jones during her time as a missionary in Japan (1914-1924) and from her father, Lloyd Balderston, about family history and geneology.

Dates: 1885-1961

Baltimore Yearly Meeting draft epistles collection

 Collection — othertype: SC-269
Identifier: SFHL-SC-269
Abstract

Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.

Dates: 1776-1815

Joseph Bancroft Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-007
Overview Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874) was Hicksite Quaker and cloth manufacturer from Wilmington, Delaware, who worked for the reunification of the Society of Friends in the 1860's and 1870's. He wrote a number of religious tracts and published a book, A Persuasive To Unity, which he published in 1874. At his death, Bancroft established a trust fund to secure the free circulation of this book among Quakers. This collection includes materials which relate to Joseph Bancroft's writing and other...
Dates: 1868-1989 [bulk, 1868-1914]

"Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-010
Overview

The manuscript of Gergory Barnes's "Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House: A Biography" provides a history of Philadelphia's Arch Street Meeting House from the purchase of the land by William Penn in 1683, to the present, including important Quaker individuals, the influence of Philadelphia's history on the Meeting House, the Orthodox-Hicksite separation, and the Wilburite-Gurneyites.

Dates: 2011

Joel and Hannah Bean Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-012
Overview Joel Bean (1835-1914) and his wife, Hannah Elliott Bean (1830-1909), were prominent Quaker ministers in Iowa Yearly Meeting in the mid-nineteenth century when Quaker settlements were expanding in Iowa. Joel Bean was born in Alton, New Hampshire, in 1825, the son of John and Elizabeth Hill Bean, and educated at Friends Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island. He migrated to Iowa in 1853, and taught school at West Branch, Iowa, from 1850 to 1861. In 1859, he married Hannah Elliott Shipley...
Dates: 1825-1914

Benezet House Association Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG4-010
Overview The Benezet House Association, Philadelphia, Pa., was formed in 1917 to assist and educate the City's poor African American and immigrant residents. It was created by the merger of the Joseph Sturge Mission School, a First Day school for African Americans founded in 1865; Anthony Benezet School, founded in 1795 as the School for Black People and their Descendants (also known as the Raspberry Street School); and Western District Colored School, founded 1848 under the care of Twelfth Street...
Dates: 1846-1945

Biddle family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-177
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Dates: 1793-1951

Mary Birckhead papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-163
Identifier: SFHL-SC-163
Abstract

Includes: Her drawings and writings, 1959-1991, including a publication entitled Tide Pools.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1959-1991-1985-1991

Birmingham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-B520
Scope and Contents Records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors, ongoing. Records of the the pre-Separation, Hicksite, and post reunification meeting include: Minutes, 1815-2021; Women's minutes, 1827-1895; Ministry and Counsel records, 1924-2019; Overseers' minutes, 1941-1952; Vital records, 1770-1955; and other miscellaneous materials. Also includes Orthodox records: Vital Records, 1816-1963; Marriage certificates, 1818-1962; Removals, 1827-1963; Overseers...
Dates: 1770 - 2021

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 326
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Subject
Quakers -- History 92
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 92
Quakers -- Social life and customs 78
Quakers 71
Lay ministry -- Society of Friends 63
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diaries 57
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correspondence 34
Church controversies -- Society of Friends 33
Quakers -- Societies, etc. 33
Quaker women 32
Quakers -- Education 29
Quakers -- New York (State) -- New York 28
Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 28
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Quakers -- New Jersey 21
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manuscripts (documents) 17
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letters (correspondence) 16
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travel literature 14
Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 13
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Quakers -- United States 13
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 13
Indians of North America 12
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 12
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Charities -- Pennsylvania 11
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Society of Friends -- United States 11
Antislavery movements -- United States 10
Education -- Pennsylvania 10
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Quakers -- Correspondence 10
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Diaries 9
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Japan 9
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Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 9
Quakers -- Maryland 9
Schools -- Pennsylvania 9
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Society of Friends -- Sermons 9
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1869-1934 8
Prison reform -- Society of Friends 8
Quaker social reformers 8
Quakers -- Delaware 8
Quakers -- Ohio 8
Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 8
Seneca Indians 8
Society of Friends -- Clergy 8
Society of Friends -- Missions 8
Society of Friends -- New Jersey 8
Spiritual life -- Society of Friends 8
commonplace books 8
genealogies (histories) 8
photographs 8
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Philadelphia (Pa.) 7
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Quakers -- Ireland 7
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Women in charitable work -- Pennsylvania 7
Abolitionists 6
African Americans -- Services for -- Pennsylvania 6
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Language
English 518
German 1
 
Names
American Friends Service Committee 40
Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830 18
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 17
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 16
Westtown Boarding School 16
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Swarthmore College 13
Haverford College 11
Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 11
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 11
Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 10
Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 7
Friends General Conference (U.S.) 6
George School (Bucks County, Pa.) 6
Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 6
Parsons, Samuel, 1774-1841 6
Pemberton, John, 1727-1795 6
Penn, William, 1644-1718 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955) 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955) 6
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 6
Scott, Lawrence, 1908-1986 6
Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 5
Brown family 5
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 5
Comly, John, 1773-1850 5
Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820 5
Friends Committee on National Legislation (U.S.) 5
Friends World Committee for Consultation 5
Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855 5
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849 5
Jackson, John, 1809-1855 5
Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880 5
Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 5
Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 5
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) 5
Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 5
Parrish, John, 1729-1807 5
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 5
Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 5
Schofield, Martha 5
Scott, Job, 1751-1793 5
Steere, Douglas V. (Douglas Van), 1901-1995 5
Wilbur, John, 1774-1856 5
Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 4
Bowles, Minnie, 1868-1958 4
Brinton family 4
Bryn Mawr College 4
Cadbury family 4
Cadwallader, Priscilla, 1786-1859 4
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 4
Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867 4
Friends World College 4
Hallowell, Benjamin, 1799-1877 4
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends 4
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1828-1955) 4
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative : 1854- ) 4
Pemberton, James, 1723-1809 4
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) 4
Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.) 4
Sharpless family 4
Simmons, Henry 4
Society of Friends 4
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 4
Walton family 4
White, Barclay, 1821-1903 4
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 4
Willoughby, George, pacifist 4
Wilson, E. Raymond (Edward Raymond), 1896-1987 4
Woolman, John, 1720-1772 4
Young Friends' Association (New York, N.Y.) 4
A Quaker Action Group 3
All American Friends Conference (1929 : Oskaloosa, Iowa) 3
Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 3
Bowles, Gilbert, 1869-1960 3
Braithwaite, Anna, 1788-1859 3
Brinton, Anna Cox 3
Cadbury, William Warder 3
Canton Christian College 3
Canton Hospital (Guangzhou, China) 3
Carter family 3
Chalkley, Thomas, 1675-1741 3
Cornplanter, Seneca chief 3
Cox, John, approximately 1754-1847 3
Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809 3
Evans, Charles, 1802-1879 3
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 3
Evans, William Bacon, 1875-1964 3
Five Years Meeting (Society of Friends: U.S.) 3
Flanagan, Ross, 1934- 3
Foulke family 3
Foulke, Joseph, 1786-1863 3
Fox, George 3
Friends Freedmen's Association 3
Friends Girls School (Tokyo, Japan) 3
Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845 3
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 3
Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 3
Gould, Thomas B., 1813-1856 3
Gwynedd Boarding School (Gwynedd, Pa.) 3
Harvard University 3
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